Read Local Book Festival
The last day of the Read Local Book Festival in Durham is Sunday. readlocalnc.org.
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Cornucopia House Cancer Support Center offers a free Restorative Yoga class for anyone affected by cancer from 9:30-11 a.m. Sundays at Blue Point Yoga Studio, 2816 Erwin Road, Durham. 919-401-9333.
Meet to send books to people in prison from 1-4 p.m. Sundays at 621 Hillsborough Road, Carrboro. prisonbooks.info.
Chapel Hill Historical Society
The Chapel Hill Historical Society’s annual meeting will be at 3 p.m. in meeting room B at the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. The group’s open house starts at 3:45 p.m. in the new Historical Society Office in room 047 at the library. 919-929-1793. The meeting and open house continue through 5 p.m.
Obey Creek discussion
The Chapel Hill Alliance for a Livable Town sponsors a discussion on Obey Creek and possible development plans from 3-5 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 800 Market St., Chapel Hill. chalt.org.
Maggi Grace will read from her new book, “Sixth Sense Caring: Stories of Creative Eldercare,” and lead a discussion from 3-4 p.m. Sunday, May 17, at the Joyful Jewel, 44A Hillsborough St., Pittsboro.
Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4-5 p.m. at Carrboro United Methodist Church, 200 Hillsborough Road. 919-360-3789.
Activities for kids (ages 3-8) and families and information about the dual language program at Mi Escuelita Spanish Immersion Preschool will be from 5-7 p.m. at 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. bit.ly/1ECrhKG.
A yoga class by the UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program for people with cancer, caregivers and cancer survivors is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Carolina Pointe II, 6011 Farrington Road. Each class costs $5. unclineberger.org.
Breastfeeding Cafe, an informal drop-in for breastfeeding moms, is from 1-2 p.m. at the Red Hen, University Mall, 201 S. Estes Drive.
Women 55 and older walk trails in Meadowmont at 3:30 p.m. 919-967-4054, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Overeaters Anonymous meets from 7-8 p.m. at Carrboro United Methodist Church, 200 Hillsborough Road. 919-259-2843.
Chapel Hill Bird Club
The Chapel Hill Bird Club meets at 7:30 p.m. at Binkley Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Drive, Chapel Hill. Dave Gammon, an Elon University biologist who studies birds, will talk about mockingbirds. Everyone is welcome.
Gamblers Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. at Amity United Methodist Church, 825 Estes Drive. 888-862-1298.
A twelve-step program for relatives and friends of addicts meets from 8-9 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3638 Chapel Hill Road, Durham. 919-596-2915, nar-anon.org.
Cornucopia House Cancer Support Center offers a free Restorative Yoga class for anyone affected by cancer from 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 940 Carmichael St., Chapel Hill. 919-401-9333.
Donate blood to the American Red Cross from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Top of the Hill, 100 E. Franklin St. redcrossblood.org.
Knitting for Charity
A needlework group that creates knitted and crocheted items for charities meets from 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Meeting Room A at the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. 919-968-2780.
Residents 50 and up play bingo from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St. 919-918-7364.
Fearrington Farmers Market
The Fearrington Farmers Market opens at 4 p.m. in Fearrington Village on U.S. 15-501 South.
A time capsule assembly to commemorate Ayr Mount’s bicentennial will be at 5 p.m. at 376 St. Mary’s Road, Hillsborough. Artifacts of four generations of the Kirkland family, Richard H. Jenrette and Classical American Homes Preservation Trust will be included in the time capsule. Visitors are welcome to add hand-written notes. The capsule will be opened on May 19, 2115. classicalamericanhomes.org.
Overeaters Anonymous meets from 6-7 p.m. at Evergreen United Methodist Church, U.S. 15-501. 919-933-1355.
This class introduces beginners to meditation from 7-8:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Kosala Buddhist Center, 711 W. Rosemary St., Suite E, Carrboro. Walk-ins are welcome. meditationinchapelhill.org, KosalaEPC@gmail.com.
Cancer Support Program
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Cancer Support Program will hold a free monthly educational series of “cancer conversations” from 7-8:30 p.m. every third Tuesday at Carolina Pointe II, 6011 Farrington Road. RSVP. 919-445-5336, unclineberger.org.
A discussion of “Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish: a Novel,” to accompany Deep Dish Theater Company’s production of “The Liar,” will be at 7 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. bit.ly/1HdRC50
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance support group meets from 7:30-9 p.m. at Binkley Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Drive. 919-533-9510.
Caregivers support group
The UNC Division of Geriatric Medicine and Charles House Association holds a caregivers support group meeting every third Wednesday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont. 919-967-7570, email@example.com.
Carrboro Farmers’ Market
The Carrboro Farmers’ Market will be open from 3-6 p.m. at 301 W. Main St.
General Meditation Class
An introduction to Buddhist philosophy, psychology and meditation will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Kosala Buddhist Center, 711 W. Rosemary St., Suite E, Carrboro. meditationinchapelhill.org, KosalaEPC@gmail.com.
Strowd Roses hosts a celebration of the rose blooming season in the Gene Strowd Community Rose Garden on Thursday at 120 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. David V.B. Pike, president of Witherspoon Rose Culture, will speak from 10-11 a.m. Muriel Williman of the Orange County Solid Waste Management Department will talk about composting at home at the compost demonstration site behind the garden. strowdroses.org.
Overeaters Anonymous will meet from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursdays at Carrboro United Methodist Church, 200 Hillsborough Road. The group meets in the white building beside the main church building, directly across from Looking Glass Cafe.
Chess players are invited to the Orange County Main Library from 6-7 p.m. Thursdays on the second floor of the library at 137 W. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough. If you plan to time games, bring your own clock or timer. Ages 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
‘Shadows Of Liberty’
A screening and discussion of the documentary “Shadows Of Liberty” will be from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. There is a $5 suggested donation.
The Carrboro Farmers’ Market is open from 7 a.m. to noon in the Carrboro Town Commons, beside Town Hall at 301 W. Main St.
The Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market is open from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday at 201 S. Estes Drive.
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Charity/ Ongoing events
Celebrate Auto Logic’s 29th birthday and help two local autism programs: EV-Extraoridnmary Ventures and First in Families of North Carolina from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at Auto Logic, 200 W. Main St., Carrboro, 919-933-6609. Hotdogs, brats, hamburgers, cake and music. Plates $5, Limited edition. T-shirts $15. All proceeds from T-shirt sales benefit the two programs.
Historic site tours
The Burwell School Historic Site will host free tours at 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 319 N. Churton St., Hillsborough. The buildings and grounds are open for self-guided tours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the same days. There will be tours as requested from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. 919-732-7451, burwellschool.org.